Fidelity: A Quality Improvement Tool
Fidelity refers to the degree which a particular program follows the standards for an evidence-based practice. A fidelity scale is a tool to measure the level of implementation of an evidence-based practice. The IPS Supported Employment Fidelity Scale defines the critical ingredients of IPS in order to differentiate between programs that have fully implemented the model and those that have not. As demonstrated through research, high- fidelity programs are expected to have greater effectiveness than low-fidelity programs. You can think of the IPS Supported Employment Fidelity Scale as a roadmap or a compass that can help practitioners obtain better outcomes.